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Environmental Engineering and Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 16 months
University rank #701 (QS) , SC,
Environmental engineering and science is concerned with the characterization and control of environmental pollution. Emphasis is placed on applying the fundamental principles of the basic engineering sciences through research and design to the solution of environmental problems in natural and engineered systems.


Students may specialize in one of five focus areas:

  • Process Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Subsurface and Surface Processes
  • Sustainable Systems & Environmental Asssesment
  • Nuclear Environmental Engineering and Science.

Course work for the Master of Science (MS) degree program in environmental engineering and science (EES) can be completed in three semesters (about sixteen months). An oral defense is required for the thesis (MS) . A non-thesis MS option can be completed in one calendar year by taking courses during both regular semesters and in the summer. Three courses required of all master’s students cover fundamental physical, chemical, and biological principles of natural and engineered environmental systems. . Remaining course work to meet career-specialization goals is not restricted to EES courses. Students may pursue a specialty in process engineering, subsurface and surface processes, environmental chemistry, sustainable systems, and hazardous and radioactive waste management (including risk assessment, environmental health physics, or radiochemistry).

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Environmental Engineering Principles
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Biological Principles of Environmental Engineering
  • Physicochemical Operations I
  • Process and Facility Design for Environmental Control Systems (at least 3 credit hours)
  • Biochemical Operations in Wastewater Treatment Systems
  • Biodegradation and Bioremediation

            Detailed Programme Facts

            • Programme intensity Full-time
              • Full-time duration 16 months
            • Languages
              • English
            • Delivery mode
              On Campus

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            General Requirements

            • Online Application
            • Official GRE scores
            • Official TOEFL/IELTS scores for International Students
            • Unofficial Transcripts Official Transcripts required upon acceptance. Do not send official transcripts until you have received your letter of acceptance.
            • Letters of Recommendation

            Tuition Fee

            • International

              20958 USD/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 10479 USD per semester and a duration of 16 months.
            • National

              20958 USD/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 10479 USD per semester and a duration of 16 months.
            • In-State

              10568 USD/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 5284 USD per semester and a duration of 16 months.
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            Living costs for Clemson

            • 1104 - 1930 USD/month
              Living Costs

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            The Program offers a number of graduate assistantships to students each year based on merit. These are offered in the form of stipends and the additional benefit of tuition remission. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester to qualify for a graduate assistantship and must work a minimum of 10 hours a week as a teaching or research assistant or perform other tasks assigned by the Program.

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